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February 22, 2013 7:06 AM
I eat two eggs every morning. I am very healthy and my cholesterol levels are well within normal range. If you have cholesterol issues or a specific condition you are worried about exacerbating by eating eggs, talk to a nutritionist. They should be up to date on the research of eggs and your particular condition.
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February 22, 2013 7:16 AM
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The only way it wouldn't be safe is 1) you let them go bad on the counter top the night before; 2) your doctor said you shouldn't; or 3) you are allergic to eggs.

The nutrition you get from 2 eggs, as consumed within a healthy, balanced diet, is worth the little extra cholesterol.


I agree with #2 and #3.

But did you know that in most countries (outside of the US and possibly Canada) they do not refrigerate eggs? It's not really necessary. They will last longer in a fridge but keeping them out on the counter over night won't hurt them.

In fact, some baking recipes recommend that you let eggs reach room temperature before you use them.


Where were you when I threw out my harboiled eggs because I let them sit in the pan of water over night!?!?!?
February 22, 2013 7:17 AM
It should be fine. The amount of cholesterol you consume has little to do with your own blood cholesterol levels.
February 22, 2013 7:21 AM
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.1994.tb01068.x/abstract
http://journals.lww.com/co-clinicalnutrition/Abstract/2012/03000/Rethinking_dietary_cholesterol.6.aspx
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2008.01735.x/abstract
http://advances.nutrition.org/content/3/5/711.full.pdf

From the conclusion in the last link:
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The current epidemiological evidence indicates that dietary cholesterol (at current intakes) does not increase the risk of heart disease in healthy individuals. Clinical studies have shown that two thirds or more of the population do not have a considerable increase in plasma cholesterol after a dietary cholesterol challenge for extended periods of time, whereas in those who do respond, both LDL-C and HDL-
C increase, and therefore they maintain their LDL-C/HDL-C ratio. Many countries have issued dietary guidelines that do not have recommendations for dietary cholesterol. Given that eggs are a good source of many nutrients, there is a growing awareness about how consumers can incorporate eggs into a healthy diet that meets current food-based dietary recommendations. Thus, there may be a need to reconsider the recommendations for dietary cholesterol for healthy populations.


If you are otherwise healthy, I think 2 eggs a day is perfectly fine.
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February 22, 2013 7:26 AM
Thanks everyone for your input! I appreciate it! I think I will continue to eat 2 eggs a day! I am otherwise really healthy, so I should be just fine then! wink
February 22, 2013 7:31 AM
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.1994.tb01068.x/abstract
http://journals.lww.com/co-clinicalnutrition/Abstract/2012/03000/Rethinking_dietary_cholesterol.6.aspx
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2008.01735.x/abstract
http://advances.nutrition.org/content/3/5/711.full.pdf

From the conclusion in the last link:
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The current epidemiological evidence indicates that dietary cholesterol (at current intakes) does not increase the risk of heart disease in healthy individuals. Clinical studies have shown that two thirds or more of the population do not have a considerable increase in plasma cholesterol after a dietary cholesterol challenge for extended periods of time, whereas in those who do respond, both LDL-C and HDL-
C increase, and therefore they maintain their LDL-C/HDL-C ratio. Many countries have issued dietary guidelines that do not have recommendations for dietary cholesterol. Given that eggs are a good source of many nutrients, there is a growing awareness about how consumers can incorporate eggs into a healthy diet that meets current food-based dietary recommendations. Thus, there may be a need to reconsider the recommendations for dietary cholesterol for healthy populations.


If you are otherwise healthy, I think 2 eggs a day is perfectly fine.


And you are lucky enough not to be in the 1/3 of the population that did not have those same results.
February 22, 2013 7:36 AM
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.1994.tb01068.x/abstract
http://journals.lww.com/co-clinicalnutrition/Abstract/2012/03000/Rethinking_dietary_cholesterol.6.aspx
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2008.01735.x/abstract
http://advances.nutrition.org/content/3/5/711.full.pdf

From the conclusion in the last link:
QUOTE:

The current epidemiological evidence indicates that dietary cholesterol (at current intakes) does not increase the risk of heart disease in healthy individuals. Clinical studies have shown that two thirds or more of the population do not have a considerable increase in plasma cholesterol after a dietary cholesterol challenge for extended periods of time, whereas in those who do respond, both LDL-C and HDL-
C increase, and therefore they maintain their LDL-C/HDL-C ratio. Many countries have issued dietary guidelines that do not have recommendations for dietary cholesterol. Given that eggs are a good source of many nutrients, there is a growing awareness about how consumers can incorporate eggs into a healthy diet that meets current food-based dietary recommendations. Thus, there may be a need to reconsider the recommendations for dietary cholesterol for healthy populations.


If you are otherwise healthy, I think 2 eggs a day is perfectly fine.


And you are lucky enough not to be in the 1/3 of the population that did not have those same results.


Isn't that why most sensible people get an annual physical with blood work done, including a lipid profile? So that if you are in that 1/3 of the population, it gets caught and you can make the adjustments before you have any issues?
February 22, 2013 7:38 AM
Everyone. Stop eating eggs. They are bad for you.


*hoping everyone stops eating them so the price drops back down to $1 dozen*


Thank you for your cooperation. happy


Seriously. I eat about a dozen a week and have noticed the price has doubled in the past few years. How expensive are eggs near you? On avg about $1.80 - $2.40 a dozen here for XL Eggs (non organic)
February 22, 2013 7:39 AM
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And you are lucky enough not to be in the 1/3 of the population that did not have those same results.


I think you need to read that again. Even in the 1/3 of the population had an increase in blood serum cholesterol due to dietary cholesterol intake, their LDL/HDL ratio stayed the same, thus there would be no increased risk of heart disease.
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February 22, 2013 7:59 AM
The body down regulates cholesterol production to adjust to dietary intake! Therefore cholesterol intake doesn't increase cholesterol in the body. In fact it's lipoproteins and inflammation that increase the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is the bandaid!

http://www.thincs.org/news.htm
February 22, 2013 8:01 AM
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And you are lucky enough not to be in the 1/3 of the population that did not have those same results.


I think you need to read that again. Even in the 1/3 of the population had an increase in blood serum cholesterol due to dietary cholesterol intake, their LDL/HDL ratio stayed the same, thus there would be no increased risk of heart disease.


A unhealthy LDL/HDL ratio is not the only thing that can raise your risk of heart disease.

Edit: typo
Edited by bcattoes On February 22, 2013 8:02 AM
February 22, 2013 8:01 AM
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2796.1994.tb01068.x/abstract
http://journals.lww.com/co-clinicalnutrition/Abstract/2012/03000/Rethinking_dietary_cholesterol.6.aspx
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-3010.2008.01735.x/abstract
http://advances.nutrition.org/content/3/5/711.full.pdf

From the conclusion in the last link:
QUOTE:

The current epidemiological evidence indicates that dietary cholesterol (at current intakes) does not increase the risk of heart disease in healthy individuals. Clinical studies have shown that two thirds or more of the population do not have a considerable increase in plasma cholesterol after a dietary cholesterol challenge for extended periods of time, whereas in those who do respond, both LDL-C and HDL-
C increase, and therefore they maintain their LDL-C/HDL-C ratio. Many countries have issued dietary guidelines that do not have recommendations for dietary cholesterol. Given that eggs are a good source of many nutrients, there is a growing awareness about how consumers can incorporate eggs into a healthy diet that meets current food-based dietary recommendations. Thus, there may be a need to reconsider the recommendations for dietary cholesterol for healthy populations.


If you are otherwise healthy, I think 2 eggs a day is perfectly fine.


And you are lucky enough not to be in the 1/3 of the population that did not have those same results.


Isn't that why most sensible people get an annual physical with blood work done, including a lipid profile? So that if you are in that 1/3 of the population, it gets caught and you can make the adjustments before you have any issues?


Yes
February 22, 2013 8:10 AM
I love my eggs. Lately I've been taking only the whites (yesterday I made 6 egg whites scrambled). I don't like them that way. I need my yolks. I don't have them every day so I'm going back to whole eggs a couple/few times a week.
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February 22, 2013 8:52 AM
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A unhealthy LDL/HDL ratio is not the only thing that can raise your risk of heart disease.

Edit: typo


No argument here with that statement, but I'm wondering what it has to do with a discussion regarding whether or not it's healthy to eat 2 eggs a day? Are you suggesting that there's some other method at work here other than cholesterol that makes eating eggs a heart disease risk? If so, please share?
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February 22, 2013 9:01 AM
Eggs much like sugar, margarine, meat, fat and just about everything else in this world, are subjects about which the so-called experts don't really know what is true and isn't true. Remember thirty years ago butter was evil and margarine was the way to go. Today we know with historical data that the reverse is true. I have eaten 3-6 eggs a day 5+ times per week since as far back as I can remember and thirty years ago when I power lifted I ate a dozen or more a day. I have normal cholesterol. Go figure! Eggs are our first real prepackaged food and they're pretty awesome on all levels.

Disclaimer; I'm not an expert and don't play one on TV, but I am a closet Egg cheerleader! Go eggs, go eggs, go eggs!!!happy bigsmile happy
Edited by StevLL On February 22, 2013 9:03 AM
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February 22, 2013 9:15 AM
PLEASE don't stop eating the yolks. Yes, there's cholesterol, but the cholesterol in eggs won't impact your cholesterol or give you issues with it. All the awesome nutrients are in the yolk and you should be eating them; the whites are just pure protein. I know there are differing opinions, but that's because yolks have been demonized for so long that it's ingrained in people's minds. Don't let outdated food thoughts impact how you eat - eggs are incredibly healthy. I usually eat 1-2 every day.
February 22, 2013 9:16 AM
I got blessed with the high cholesterol gene. At 24 years old, active, and eating good it's right around 300. A complete switching of diet and losing 20+ pounds last year dropped my total cholesterol 4 points. What does my primary blood doctor say about eggs? Egg them all you want. And basically every cholesterol book I've ever read agrees with that. Dietary cholesterol has a minimal impact, at best, of total cholesterol levels. Genetics is the main driver, followed by gross amounts of fat/carbs in a diet. Eat away.
February 22, 2013 9:17 AM
I read in some articles to eat 3-4 eggs per week. A few months ago I was eating 2 eggs a day. 2 eggs is more than 100% of the recommended daily cholesterol. I switched to the egg whites that are sold in the containers. Still lots of protein and filling.
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February 22, 2013 9:18 AM
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Right...when I was in my 20's and 30's, I knew everything, exercised a ton (athlete), ate what I wanted, didn't listen to my doc and now I am one....It will catch up with you eventually. My LDL and HDL were perfect....till later...it's great now, but only after I HAD to make major changes. Sad that we have to learn the hard way.

Just trying to help is all. Preventive maintenance is a cure within itself.

Be well!


I'm sure eggs are 100% to blame!
February 22, 2013 9:25 AM
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Everyone. Stop eating eggs. They are bad for you.


*hoping everyone stops eating them so the price drops back down to $1 dozen*


Thank you for your cooperation. happy


Seriously. I eat about a dozen a week and have noticed the price has doubled in the past few years. How expensive are eggs near you? On avg about $1.80 - $2.40 a dozen here for XL Eggs (non organic)


about 1.3 to 1.8 bahraini dinars for 30. the fancy ones like omega 3 eggs are at least 4 dinars for 6 (i.e. ridiculously expensive, I'll stick to regular eggs and get my omega 3s from cheaper sources!!)

btw the ones I get are naturally fed and free range and cost 1.6 dinars when I bought 30 yesterday

that's about 3 dollars 45 to 4 dollars 77 for 30.
Edited by neandermagnon On February 22, 2013 9:26 AM
February 22, 2013 9:48 AM
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I eat 2 eggs with whole wheat toast with some type of fruit for breakfast everyday. Is it healthy and safe to do so?


YES! That's very nutritional for the calories. Enjoy!
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February 22, 2013 9:52 AM
It's especially stupid to spend money on *good* eggs -- real, pastured, organic eggs -- and then toss the yolks. Most of the benefits of high-quality eggs are going to be seen in the yolks more than the whites. The good fats, the omega-3s, the vitamin A., the lutein.... all are in the yolk, and you're throwing it away with every egg yolk you reject.
February 22, 2013 10:04 AM
No, centenarians never ate eggs. People that say 1 egg a day is fine but eating 2 will increase risk are thinking illogically.....the obvious answer is don't eat any and you eliminate that risk......wasn't that easy and logical.wink

Lets face it, it's the 300 or 400mg's in the eggs that will kill us and not the 35,000 or 40,000mg's we have naturally circulating in our body and any given time....those damn pesky eggs that have that big bulls eye for the nutritionally challenged to target, easy peasy.
Edited by neanderthin On February 22, 2013 10:23 AM
February 22, 2013 10:06 AM
why wouldn't it be?
February 22, 2013 10:08 AM
I'm lucky that eggs are on sale for $.99 a dozen at least every couple of weeks at a local Italian Market. I eat 2 to 3 hard boiled eggs most days.
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